The City of Lenin and Stalin: Leningrad

St. Petersburg was always the ground zero of the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 which echoed through world history. One can find here a number of sites still filled with the rebellious atmosphere of the beginning of 20th century, such as Vladimir Lenin’s office or the NKVD building where under Joseph Stalin’s regime investigations on “political” cases were carried out.

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In the apartment which belonged to the Alliluev family, Joseph Stalin lived from August 1917 until March 1918 and eventually took their daughter Nadezhda as his wife.
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In the Smolny is the place of the lodgings and office which belonged to Vladimir Lenin during 1917-1918 as well as White Hall where the victory of the Bolshevik revolution was announced.

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Two Sphinxes, authored by Russian-American sculptor Mikhail Shemyakin were installed here in 1995. The sides of the granite pedestals bear copper tablets with carved out lines from poems by Anna Akhmatova, Nikolay Gumilyov and Joseph Brodsky.
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The administrative building which housed the Leningrad NKVD since November 7, 1932, the. Under Stalin’s regime, the office carried out investigations on “political” cases.
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The only early 19th century cruiser in Europe owhich participated in World War I. In October of 1917 blank shots of Aurora’s cannons served as a signal to begin the assault on the Winter Palace (Zimny Dvorets) by the Bolsheviks.
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The apartment was home to the leader of Leningrad Bolsheviks Sergey Kirov since 1926. He mysteriously perished on December 1, 1934.

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